Yesterday’s rugby saw Huddersfield claim a third league win in a row, Wakefield end their winless run and Hull FC silence Leeds’ famous South Stand. Or at least that was my take, but how did the rest of the world see it? How did social media react to yesterday’s rugby?
Let’s start with Leigh and Huddersfield. The Centurions produced a gusty first half but were eventually demolished in the second stanza by an in-form Huddersfield outfit. That left Leigh alone at the bottom of the league without a win and social media set about reminding them.
— Mark Gibson (@MarkGib150984) May 23, 2021
That said, some Leigh fans looked to the positive signs in the performance.
Keep fighting lads keep your heads up 🏉
— Carrie 🐾TBL🐾 (@carriemc7) May 23, 2021
Getting there pal. Defence is a lot better. Just what u need to do. Respect the ball and get the D right. A different kettle of fish isn't it.
— MM (@maiders11) May 23, 2021
We need to play an 80 minute match for more than 66 minutes. Wr have been punished in the last 3 matches during 14 minute spells. Great win for you guys today and looks like you have found your mojo 👍
— DW Esquire (@Dam64Worden) May 23, 2021
However, the contest gave birth to a fiery exchange between Leigh and Huddersfield supporters.
Your a clown who thinks that Leigh are something special.
— seth_johnson (@sethjoh67341675) May 23, 2021
In the other 3 o’clock kick-off, Wakefield claimed a first win of the season at Hull KR’s expense. Many Trinity fans felt it was well deserved after some brilliant effort in recent weeks.
Well done the wakefield trinity team all brilliant well played jacob Nice to have proved some of you lot wrong over the last few weeks
— Joan Watson (@No1WakeyFan) May 23, 2021
Hull KR fans however weren’t heartbroken by the lost. They recognise that they’re still on a journey and a long way away from where they want to be.
Still missing 2/3 forwards again – I’d be looking at the market for any props available for a fee or loan, Mustapha playing 15 mins a game and Maher doesn’t cut it from the bench, with Vete looking like a typical 10 games a season guy we must be looking for middle men #HullKR
— Joseph Appleyard (@josephappleyar8) May 23, 2021
In yesterday’s Sky game, the Leeds fans failed to inspire their side to victory against a dogged Hull FC outfit at Headingley. Despite the loss some Leeds fans were pleased with the effort.
It's testament to Agar that I can't fault the effort of the players, they always look up for it and give it their all but the skill levels we're showing are low. Predictable boring attack and leaky defence.#SLLeeHul
— Dan (@CuppaBrew) May 23, 2021
Speaking of effort, Carlos Tuimavave’s effort to deny Tom Briscoe was simply amazing and left twitter bemused.
How do I tell the kids that this didn’t result in a try being scored? pic.twitter.com/h61ZWoZCFs
— jon winter (@jonb4g) May 23, 2021
The loss had Leeds fans questioning plenty of their players. Even skipper Luke Gale didn’t escape criticism.
All Briscoe jokes aside for 10 seconds… do any fellow Leeds fans actually rate Luke Gale?
— Pad (@YorkshirePad) May 23, 2021
Many felt the performance simply wasn’t good enough.
Too early to call but performances in Hull KR, Huddersfield and Wakefield have been dire and although it was improved today, it still wasn’t good enough. A long way to go.
— LR Fans – CC Winners 2020 🏆 💙💛 (@RhinosFaithful) May 23, 2021
Some even questioned whether their cup win last season was a fluke as things go from bad to worse for the Rhinos.
Of course he does but he goes to a game plan made by the coach. Again we was lucky in challenge cup played Hull kr and a Wigan side who was miles off of it to get to final against Salford and only just won. The rugby has been shit for a while now and it’s down to the coaching.
— Callum Macdonald (@Cal_lufc) May 24, 2021